January 23 - O.Z. Tyler

Though it has changed names over the years, the O.Z. Tyler Distillery has a history that dates back to 1885.  Brands produced at the distillery in the past have included Green River, Ezra Brooks, Mellow Corn, Medley Brothers and many more.A few years back, the distillery underwent a $25 million restoration and is now back in full operation under the new name, O.Z. Tyler.  It is one of just eight distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail that qualify as a Heritage level member (the highest level), which requires having over 25,000 barrels currently aging.  The 26-acre site includes six warehouses and a 54-inch column still capable of producing 72,000 barrels annually.

Our tasting will take place at First Build, a technology and development incubator located on the U of L campus for makers, designers, engineers and home enthusiasts.


December 12 - Catoctin Creek Whiskey

Scott Harris, Founder of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company in Virginia will be traveling to Kentucky to meet with us and share their award-winning whiskeys. Their flagship product, Roundstone Rye, has been awarded gold medals across the globe and is a fantastic rye whiskey replicating old-world production methods.

Scott will speak with our group and provide a tasting of their products, along with a holiday harvest rye punch to celebrate the season.

Our tasting will be held at The Inn at Spring Run Farm in Prospect. The inn, originally two log cabins from the late 1700's, is located on a working horse farm. It has been newly restored and is welcoming guests for special events and overnight stays. Appetizers will be prepared and served by the inn's proprietor and chef, Jeff Perellis.